About Google Cloud Run
Google launch a month ago Google Cloud Run, something between Google App Engine with flexible environment and Kubernetes. With cost optimization, GAE flex can’t have 0 instance for running the service. It’s zero-op and doesn’t have the complexity of Kubernetes.
The idea is to submit a docker image that Google Cloud Run will deploy within a minute (or two).
- Still Beta
- Only one region available (us-central)
The pricing model seems interesting, the ability to have 0 instance running can be useful.
About the sample Laravel app
- Controller and Model
Log. The simplest entity that I cloud think of.
- Api route, no auth.
You can get the code on Github. Look for the
cloud-run tag on the repository as the project
is kind of a sandbox and can move.
This is not a Laravel tutorial, generate a resource
LogController, or just the
store as I done. The idea is to store some logs and read them.
POST http://localhost:8080/api/log content='foobar' GET http://localhost:8080/api/log
Cloud run needs a dockerfile and an application that run on 8080 port.
- The gcloud has a ignore file with
FROM composer:1.6.5 as build WORKDIR /app COPY site /app RUN composer install FROM php:7.2-apache RUN docker-php-ext-install pdo pdo_mysql EXPOSE 8080 COPY --from=build /app /var/www/ COPY 000-default.conf /etc/apache2/sites-available/000-default.conf COPY site/.env.prod /var/www/.env RUN chmod 777 -R /var/www/storage/ RUN echo "Listen 8080" >> /etc/apache2/ports.conf RUN chown -R www-data:www-data /var/www/ \ && a2enmod rewrite
Few comments on it
- I put all the Laravel project in a
site/folder, I would’t do like this anymore, it’s just a sandbox project.
.env.prod, maybe not the best practice but it’s a test.
- Port 8080 is a Google Cloud Run requirement.
Build the image
Let’s build the image.
You might need to setup permission, you will be prompt with a link on the google dock to setup permission.
gcloud builds submit --tag gcr.io/nipsandbox/logs .
It will submit the build, and perform the following steps
- Create a tarball of your sources
- Upload them on the google servers
- Build the docker image
- Stock the image on a Google Registry
It should look like this
Deploy on Google Run
On the cloud registry, choose the google cloud run deployment like this (or any other way)
The deployment is fast.
Test the app
It gives you an URL to test the app. Here’s the one I got if you want to test :
You can post data if you like, I’ll turn it down sometime soon anyway.